Membership of RAYNET is open to any person, irrespective of race, ethnic
or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, faith
or belief, age, disability or personal characteristic.
To be admitted as a member, the person must be:
- in sympathy with the aims of the organisation
- able to undertake appropriate training
- able to carry out regular duties to the standards expected by the
An optional Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check may be
carried out by the local Group, which includes a declaration of unspent
criminal convictions. Convictions are not necessarily a bar to membership
and each application will be considered individually. We recognise in
most cases convictions will have little or no bearing on a members'
work within RAYNET.
The organisation recognises that disabled members are often able to
carry out special and valuable roles within RAYNET. We therefore welcome
such members, provided that they are able to undertake training with
the Group and that areas can be identified where they feel able to make
a contribution to the team.
Members under the age of 18 years are subject to strict
Members under 18 must be supervised at all times by an adult who is
either a family member, or another person for which the family have
indicated, in writing, to the Group Controller they are happy for the
child to be supervised by.
To avoid any insurance implications whilst on a duty, the supervising
adult must also be a member of RAYNET.
The judgement and decision as to the duties carried out by the young
person during RAYNET activities rests solely with this adult, including
situations where they would be working away from the supervising adult
with other Group members or the User Service.
Members under 18 must never be put in situations where they are completely